22 Heart-Healthy Recipes You’ll Absolutely Love

These delicious dishes have tons of flavor and are low in saturated fat.

February 25, 2022

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Hummus Dip

Hummus is made with heart-healthy chickpeas and makes a great snack (use pita chips or raw vegetables as dippers) or sandwich spread — use it in place of mayo on a veggie wrap.

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Spiced Lentils

Serve a steaming bowl of spiced lentils alongside your favorite main dish, or pair it with a salad for a healthy, filling lunch or dinner.

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Escarole and Bean Soup

You won’t believe how much flavor Giada packs into this quick-and-easy soup. A little bit of garlic and Parmesan cheese elevate a simple mix of wilted greens, beans and chicken stock — giving you a supre flavorful homemade soup in under half an hour.

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Whole-Wheat Pasta With Broccolini and Feta

Toss whole-wheat pasta with tender broccolini, crisp radishes and creamy feta cheese. Top with an orange vinaigrette for a fresh, healthy meal.

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Roasted Pork With Lentils

This wholesome dish is packed with fiber-rich lentils and butternut squash, making it a meal that will satisfy your hunger — and keep your healthy eating goals on track.

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Chewy Oatmeal-Raisin Cookies

Don't skip dessert if you're on a heart-healthy diet, just choose wisely. Reach for one of these chewy cookies, packed with oatmeal and low in saturated fat.

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Picadillo Pockets

Dinner can be healthy and fun with these hand-held meat-filled pockets.

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Escarole With Pancetta

The slightly bitter flavor of escarole is tempered with a bit of pancetta in this garlicky green side dish.

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Pizzettes With Caramelized Onions, Goat Cheese and Prosciutto

Giada's mini pizza appetizers look fancy, but they're easy to make using store-bought pizza dough cut with a cookie cutter and topped with prosciutto, goat cheese and herbs.

Get the Recipe: Pizzettes with Caramelized Onions, Goat Cheese, and Prosciutto

Edamame Garden Burger

With fresh ginger, lime juice and chili paste, these protein-packed veggie burgers pack a big, flavorful punch.

Get the Recipe: Edamame Veggie Burger

Waldorf Salad

This slimmed-down version of the classic salad has all of the crisp, creamy flavor with less fat and fewer calories.

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Snapper With Roasted Grape Tomatoes

Roasting grape tomatoes brings out their sweetness, and they make the perfect topping for tender snapper fillets. To keep the fish from curling in the pan, make a cross-hatch pattern in the skin with a sharp knife.

Get the Recipe: Snapper with Roasted Grape Tomatoes, Garlic, and Basil

Kale Slaw

Swap traditional, mayonnaise-laden coleslaw with a smarter version made with mild-tasting, crunchy kale.

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Citrus Salad

This light, refreshing citrus salad is the perfect way to end any meal, and it's great for breakfast, too.

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Lightened-Up Turkey Burger

Our turkey burger features flavor-filled mix-ins like Worcestershire and hot sauces. We top it off with sweet caramelized onions.

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Bobby's Spicy Filet Mignon Salad

Bobby tops mixed greens, carrots, radishes and basil with spicy ginger dressing and tender filet mignon.

Get the Recipe: Grilled Spicy Filet Mignon Salad with Ginger-Lime Dressing

Berry Pavlovas

Melissa d'Arabian's dessert is light, fruity and, best of all, heart-smart.

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Sweet Pepper and Steak Salad

Make a dinner salad that's both hearty and heart-healthy.

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Hearts of Palm, Black Bean, Red Onion and Corn Salad

Beans, beans, they're good for your heart, and they're great in a salad. High-protein, low-in-saturated-fat black beans come together with corn, hearts of palm and a spicy dressing for a salad that makes a filling lunch, or a colorful side dish for grilled chicken or beef.

Apricot and Nut Cookies With Amaretto Icing

Save room for dessert! Make a batch of Giada's fruity, nutty cookies; they're drizzled with a touch of amaretto-spiked icing, which highlights the flavor of the apricots in the cookies.

Get the Recipe: Apricot and Nut Cookies with Amaretto Icing

Yummy Wake-Up Smoothies

When a breakfast this delicious is ready in less than 10 minutes, you'll have no reason to skip the most important meal of the day.

Whole-Grain Biscuits

Salt and pepper bring out the hearty richness of whole wheat in these buttery biscuits. It’s all about portion control here—you get to eat two!

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